Taking away by counting back

This week in Year 1 we have been learning how to subtract by counting back. We  used the taking away story of first, then and now. For example, first there was 16 birds on a tree, then 8 flew away, now there are 8 birds.

After this we practically moved counters from the first to then and finally to now when reading different equations.

We then consolidated our learning by completing missing parts of different taking away stories.

How to help at home:

  • Use teddies or toys to complete your own taking away stories using the vocabulary first, then and now.
  • Recall the inverse of the number bonds to 10/20 e.g 10-7=3.